e-News bulletin 2 March 2018

 
E-NEWS BULLETIN 2 March 2018 Links to present possibilities
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SOUTH AFRICA

general moyoprimose sontiPicket at Supreme Court of Appeal to challenge apartheid-era Intimidation Act!

On Friday, 2 March 2018, the Right2Know campaign stands in solidarity with the activists challenging the Apartheid-era Intimidation Act at the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein. The SCA is hearing an appeal on two cases of activists who are charged under the Intimidation Act 72 of 1982. r2k.org.za/


cyril ramaposerSAFTU condemns Cabinet reshuffle

In particular it is incredible that Ramaphosa has appointed a deputy president, and therefore potential president, who has for years been implicated in of some of the most serious crimes when Premier of Mpumalanga. These crimes included alleged bribery in the awarding of contracts for World Cup facilities, threatening and spying on journalists and drawing up a hit-list of political opponents, of whom at least 15 were assassinated while no-one was arrested for any of these murders. saftu.org.za/

jacques pauwJacques Pauw raid a threat to media freedom - Sanef

The South African National Editors' Forum has condemned the raid at author Jacques Pauw's Riebeek Kasteel home, saying it is a threat to media freedom. In his book, The President's Keepers, Pauw revealed the existence of a parallel intelligence network within the State Security Agency. news24.com/

Three media companies have agreed to pay R41 million to settle anti-competition charges – and now the Competition Commission is coming for everyone else

The SABC, the parent companies of the Sunday Times, and 26 other media companies have been referred for prosecution on price fixing. Media24, the local parent company of Business Insider South Africa, is among those implicated. businessinsider.co.za/


white collar crime top 10Economic crimes in SA hit record highs

South African organisations continue to report the highest instances of economic crime in the world with economic crime reaching its highest level over the past decade, according to PwC’s biennial Global Economic Crime Survey releas. iol.co.a/


farmworkersFarm workers picket wine festival

A group of farm workers, mostly women, demonstrated at the gates to the Stellenbosch Wine Festival on Saturday. They sang and held posters reading: “No toilet in vineyards” and “Stop poison”. They tried to enter the Coetzenburg Sports Grounds where the annual event was held. groundup.org.za/

matusa logoStriking workers shot in Zululand municipal authority

MATUSA is appalled at the brutal actions of the South African Police who shot and injured a number of our members earlier today. Workers were striking as a result of the municipality not paying the February salaries. wwmp.org.za/

Film and Publication Board enters ‘Inxeba’ rating fray

inxebaThe Film and Publication Board on Thursday distanced themselves from the Appeals Tribunal following a law suit filed by the Inxeba – The Wound producers. The board says they do not agree with the Appeals Tribunal’s X18 rating of the film, calling it ‘censorship’, and distances itself from the decision. citizen.co.za/
INTERNATIONAL

trump davosThe 1% grabbed 82% of all wealth created in 2017

That's according to a new report from Oxfam International, which estimates that the bottom 50% of the world's population saw no increase in wealth. cnn.com/

dan gertlerCorruption scandal: Gertler, Glencore’s ‘Gupta’ in the Congo, remains defiant

Global Witness has produced several reports alleging that commodities trader Glencore enriched Dan Gertler, a friend of the DRC president, by tens of millions of dollars and protected his interests as it gained control of one of Africa’s biggest copper miners. biznews.com/

bjorkIceland has made it illegal to pay women less than men

Under the legislation, firms that employ more than 25 people are obliged to obtain a government certificate demonstrating pay equality, or they will face fines. uk.businessinsider.com/
PALESTINE
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NEW TECHNOLOGIES / NEW FORMS OF LABOUR

‘E-waste’ recycling innovator, faces prison for trying to extend life span of PCs

eric lundgrenLundgren said he thought electronics companies wanted the reuse of computers to be difficult so that consumers would buy new ones. “I started learning what planned obsolescence was,” he said, “and I realized companies make laptops that only lasted as long as the insurance would last. It infuriated me. That’s not what a healthy society should have.” washingtonpost.com/
BOOKS

The best books about colonialism and imperialism

imperialism the highest stage of capitalismWhat are the best books about Colonialism and Imperialism? Monthly Review ranks 254 of the top books. The top 29 books, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Colonialism & Imperialism” book lists are ranked below by how many times they appear. You'll be surprised. mronline.org/

FILM

Did anyone else pick up on the disturbing messages in Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’?

chadwick bosemanA truly revolutionary film would have seen T’Challa dig his claws into U.S. drones and send his woman warriors at Africom. Instead, the last act of the film consists of Africans hacking each other to death to preserve the global status quo. rawstory.com/
Disclaimer: This newsletter is intended as a special and alternative news, information and knowledge source for all who are interested in issues relevant to promoting political, social and economic equality and the eradication of poverty. The articles contained herein are obtained from various electronic media platforms and do not necessarily reflect the views of WWMP.

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